A 10% reduction in its power usage could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for Google over multiple years.
Google is said to have paid about $400m to acquire UK-based DeepMind in 2014.
Founded in 2012, DeepMind makes applications which are used in simulations, e-commerce and games using general-purpose learning algorithms.
DeepMind’s technology is an addition to efforts made by Google to use machine learning in its data centers.
Hassabis said: “It controls about 120 variables in the data centers. The fans and the cooling systems and so on, and windows and other things.
"They were pretty astounded."
Hassabis added that the usage of DeepMind technology just marks the start of the project.
With the knowledge of how the approach works, DeepMind may ask Google to deploy more sensors into its data centers to allow its software to generates additional power savings.
Google said: “Our fleet-wide PUE has dropped significantly since we first started reporting our numbers in 2008. The TTM energy-weighted average PUE for all Google data centers is 1.12, making our data centers among the most efficient in the world.”
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